Together with the Interreg COM³ and CORA project partners Intercommunale Leiedal (Belgium) and Vinje (Norway), aconium presents the learning platform “ – a tool for municipalities and regions” at the 20th European Week of Regions and Cities.

The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based EU event dedicated to cohesion policy. It has grown to become a unique communication and networking platform, bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe, including politicians, administrators, experts, and academics. Over the past 19 years, it has done much to promote policy learning and the exchange of good practice. The 20th edition will take place on 10-13 October 2022 in a hybrid format. aconium has been selected as an official partner and is proud to contribute to the topic “Digital Transition”.

Together with the Interreg COM³ and CORA project partners Intercommunale Leiedal (Belgium) and Vinje (Norway), aconium will present the learning platform “ – a tool for municipalities and regions“. On Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 12:30 PM, Dr. Peyman Khodabakhsh, Head of the Smart Regions team at aconium, and Bieke Blauwblomme, Project Manager at Intercommunale Leiedal will present the innovative approach that guides local and regional authorities on their “Smart Journey”. Via the learning platform, both projects, CORA and COM³, tackle the most pressing challenges to overcome the digital divide in rural areas and offer training solutions that allow everyone – citizens, small businesses, and administrations – to gain the digital skills they need. The 15-minute session will detail the three easy-to-understand steps (“assess, inspire, train”), that municipalities and regions can take on their journey toward a fair and inclusive digital future.

Don’t miss this session on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 12:30 PM, and register now at:

More about COM³

COM³ partners are testing creative solutions in nine pilot regions across the North Sea region to coach and guide small, local businesses in their digitalization process. They are developing a unique support model in the form of guiding actions, training, and coaching solutions. These solutions are accessible to all local and regional authorities on the online learning platform

In the Interreg North Sea project COM³, aconium leads the strategic communication and coordinates the project management activities together with Intercommunale Leiedal. Furthermore, aconium is involved in the development of the project methodology and the COM³ model in cooperation with the scientific partners. With a long experience and network in the field of digital innovation, aconium supports the project partner Amt Hüttener Berge in the implementation of the German pilot project and actively promotes the project results on the EU level.

More about CORA

The European Interreg North Sea Region project CORA promotes digital infrastructures and services in rural areas. CORA supports local authorities in pilot regions in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany in identifying common challenges and encourages them to share experiences and develop innovative digital solutions. CORA partners are also developing a model with a comprehensive guide to digitalization in rural areas. In the CORA project, aconium is project developer, project partner, head of the communication work package and works as a transnational project, communication, and financial manager in cooperation with the lead partner Intercommunale Leiedal from Belgium.